The Sir John Johnson House Committee (SJJMHC) is planning its annual Summer Social, a fundraiser intended to maintain and restore national historic site Sir John Johnson House. This year, the Social will be taking place on Wednesday, July 19 at the Williamstown Fairgrounds.
At 5 p.m., the Social will kick off with Glengarry’s Got Talent, a new event in which local contestants can show off their skills in short 5-minute sets. Rules and guidelines are available at glengarrytalent.weebly.com, as well as registration information. Later in the evening, musician Kevin Head will be performing live for the benefit concert; other notable acts to expect are the South Glengarry Pipe Band, David MacPhee and Fiddlers, and Katie Ditschun.
Though the Summer Social has been an annual event for years, this particular occasion is different. In 2013, the SJJMHC requested the help of Parks Canada to perform major renovation work on Sir John Johnson House. The manor is one of the oldest in Ontario houses, and stabilization and restoration are urgently needed. Three years later, Parks Canada approved the venture and committed $500,000 to the $1.4 million project; therefore, the SJJMHC now needs to fundraise $900,000. All proceeds from this event will thus go to the project.
For more information on the Annual Summer Social, visit glengarrytalent.weebly.com. To learn about the Sir John Johnson House, go to glengarryarchives.ca.
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